Convert PDF Files to XML in Java

XML is a versatile markup language that is used for multiple purposes, such as data management, web, Office tools, documents, etc. Since XML is convenient to be processed by computer programs, the PDF documents are often converted into XML formats to get the structured representation of the content. The converted XML uses different tags to represent the PDF document. In this article, you will learn how to convert a PDF file to XML programmatically in Java.

Java API to Convert PDF to XML - Free Download

Aspose.PDF for Java is a powerful API for PDF generation and manipulation. Using the API, you can seamlessly create, process, and convert PDF files of simple and complex layouts. We will use this API for PDF to XML conversion in this article. You can download the API’s JAR or install it using the following Maven configurations.


    <name>Aspose Java API</name>



Convert PDF to XML in Java

Aspose.PDF supports the following XML standards for PDF to XML conversion:

  • MobiXML
  • PdfXML

You can choose any of the above-mentioned formats for the converted XML file. So let’s proceed to see how to perform PDF to XML conversion within Java applications.

Java Convert PDF to MobiXML

The following are the steps to convert a PDF to MobiXML format in Java.

The following code sample shows how to convert a PDF to MobiXML format in Java.

Convert PDF to PdfXML in Java

To convert a PDF to PdfXML format, you need to pass SaveFormat.PdfXml as the second parameter of, SaveFormat) method. The following code sample shows how to convert a PDF to PdfXML format in Java.

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In this article, you have learned how to convert a PDF document to XML in Java. You have seen how to convert a PDF to MobiXML or PdfXML format programmatically. In addition, you can visit the documentation to read more about Aspose.PDF for Java. In case you would have any questions or queries, you can contact us via our forum.

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